Whether your child could use some sports equipment, or you need to replace essential household furniture, we may be able help. We work in partnership with Argos to provide recreation and household grants. 

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How to use your grant

Your Argos card will be sent to you separately from your grant award letter. Your card does not need to be activated, so you can use it as soon as you receive it. But the card cannot be used online. Only the main carer is permitted to use the Argos gift card.

You must only use the money on the card to buy the items on your grant award letter. If your total bill is more than the amount on your card you must pay the difference before they swipe your card.

This grant can only be provided through this supplier and we cannot consider a cash alternative.

The total amount of your Recreation and Household items grant must be used within three months from the date that your Family Fund award letter was sent, otherwise the card will expire and the funds will be returned to Family Fund.

When you have purchased your items please keep all the receipts for 12 months from the date of the purchase as we may write to you and ask for them.

Other information about your Argos card

To find out how much is left on the card please call 0345 640 0884, selecting option 2. Lost your card? Please call 0345 640 0884, and select option 3.

You do not have to buy all of the items you have been awarded at the same time. However the total amount of the grant must be used within three months of the date on your Family Fund award letter.

If the amount of money on your card is more than you need please give us a call on 01904 550055 or email us and we will discuss how your grant can be used.

Download our Recreation and Household Items Leaflet